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Clapp, Ada Leona


Funeral services for Miss Ada Clapp, who died in Columbus Saturday night at the home of her nieces, Misses Leona and Ninon Welch, were held Sunday at their home, Rev. Frank D. Charlton, pastor of the Columbus Methodist Church, officiating.

Miss Clapp was born Jan 28, 1856, in Columbus the daughter of Eli Clapp. She is survived by one sister, Miss Jennie Clapp, three nieces, the Misses Welch and Mrs. Beulah Obenhaus, and one nephew, Leo Obenhaus, all of Columbus. Miss Clapp made her home with Misses Leona and Ninon Welch in Columbus for the past fourteen years.

Burial was in Ijamas Cemetery near Oak Grove, Columbus Funeral Home having charge of funeral arrangements.

Pallbearers were F. F. Hoegemeyer, R. R Hadden, R. W. Byars, L. L. Hastedt, E. G. Miller, E. M. Adams, Leo Obenhaus and Milby Warner.--Columbus Citizen

Weimar Mercury, November 11, 1938

Clapp, Belle (Lee)

Mrs. Belle Lee Clapp

Last Saturday morning at 1:00 o'clock Glidden lost another of its best citizens. Mrs. Belle Clapp died after a lingering illness that had sapped her strength steadily the past few months and had kept her bedfast for several weeks. Mrs. Clapp was born December 21, 1864. She married Robert L. Clapp in 1892. This happy marriage was dissolved by the death of the husband in 1917. Mrs. Clapp moved to Glidden some fourteen years ago and was much loved for her neighborly, helpful attitude toward all.

Mrs. Clapp was converted and united with the Baptist Church when she was twelve years of age, and was a faithful supporter of the Kingdom of God where ever she lived. She was affiliated with the Baptist Church at Glidden at the time of her death. The funeral services were conducted at the Church she loved, by the Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt of Columbus, assisted by J. Melvin Ray of Beaumont. Interment was in Ijams Cemetery, some eight miles southwest of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, August 15, 1935

Clapp, Eli Allen


Columbus, Texas, Aug. 16.--E. A. Clapp, 61 years old, died at his residence southwest of town Wednesday and was buried Thursday, Rev. J. B. Marshall of the Baptist Church, Rev. C. P. Morgan of the Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World conducting the funeral services.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nannie Warner Clapp and two children, Mrs. Ernest Obenhaus of Oak Grove and Willie Clapp, living at the home.

Mr. Clapp was born and died not only in the same home but in the same room, and during his life had never lived elsewhere. [Interred in Pleasant Grove Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, August 23, 1918

Clapp, Eli Allison

We learn, with sentiments of regret, of the death of Mr. Eli Clapp, Sr., for many years a a resident of our county. The sad event occurred last Saturday, at his residence about seven miles from town. He has been a sufferer for years, and no doubt longed for the change.

“Farewell, ancient friend; the path thou hast trod,
Illumined by hey footsteps, will lead us to God;’
An through this sad world, whatever our fate,
We’ll follow the steps to the beautiful gale.”
[Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, November 6, 1884

Clapp, Eli D.

Mr. Joe Clapp’s Father Dead

Our sympathy is extended to Mr. Joe Clapp in the death of his father, Mr. E. D. Clapp, who died at San Felipe last Friday in the sixty-third year of his age. The remains were shipped to Eagle Lake on the Santa Fe Saturday morning and taken to Ramseyville where the funeral was held. [unknown probably Alley cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 17, 1918

Clapp, Flemming M.

Eagle Lake Items

Last Saturday while fishing in the Colo-river[sic] about three miles below here, F. M. Clapp, of Frazarville, was drowned while endeavoring to swim the river to some hooks set on the opposite side. Messrs. T. Y. Mason and T. B. Williams were fishing with him at the time and saw him go under, but before assistance could possibly be rendered, the unfortunate young man sank to rise no more. dilligent[sic] search has been made by quite a number of people for the recovery of his body, but so far without results. Mr. Clapp was about nineteen years old, son of Suff. Clapp, and a most estimable young man, and will be greatly missed in the neighborhood in which he lived. The sympathies of the entire people are extended the bereaved parents.

Colorado Citizen, May 24, 1888, page 3

Eagle Lake Items

The body of F. M. Clapp was found last Wednesday about three miles below where he was drowned. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, May 31, 1888, page 3

Clapp, Joe Benton

Services Friday For J. B. Clapp, 72

Funeral services will be conducted here at graveside Friday afternoon, January 14th at 3 p.m. for Joe Benton Clapp, who died in Houston Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Mr. Clapp, 72, was a former resident of Eagle Lake and served as city marshal here for a number of years.

The body will be brought from Houston by Boulevard Funeral Home and graveside services will be conducted at the Lakeside Cemetery. The deceased was a brother of the late T. C. Clapp of this community.

Eagle Lake Headlight, Jan 13, 1955
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Clapp, Robert Lemuel

Robert Clapp, Prominent Citizen, Died Last Monday

Mr. Bob Clapp, one of the oldest and best known residents of the county, died at his home a few miles west of Columbus last Monday. Mr. Clapp was one of the best men in the county, a good citizen and in every way worth of the high respect in which he was held by the people of this county. In next week's issue of the Citizen we will give a more extended tribute to his memory. [Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, April 12, 1918

Clapp, Thomas Clayborne

Last Rites held last Sunday For Tom C. Clapp

Citizens of the community were deeply saddened last week-end to learn of the sudden passing of Thomas Clayborne Clapp at his home in the early hours of Friday morning, October 10th .

He had spent nearly all of his 68 years of life within Colorado county and he and his family have made Eagle Lake their home for many years.

Funeral services were conducted at the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, by the Rev. D. Rhea Allison of Colly Memorial Methodist Church.  Mrs. Allison sang favorite hymns, accompanied by Miss Ophelia Johnson.

The deceased was laid to rest in Lakeside Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers; C.F. White, Ernest Seaholm, Winn poole, Tom Austin, Johnny Nelson and Henry Kretzshmar.

Thomas Clapp was born near Alleyton, Texas, on August 10, 1884 the son of Eli and Louisa Clapp.  He embraced the Christian faith in Chesterville in 1913.  On November 15, 1914 he was united in marriage to Nellie Hoadley at Sealy.

Beside his widow, he leaves as survivors, four daughters; Mrs. Lou Ella Hodde and Mrs. Alice Belle Ruby of Eagle Lake; Mrs. Leola Nelson of Edna; and Mrs. Edna Mae Mulcahy of Sequin; one brother, Joe Clapp of Houston; and eight grandchildren.

One son, Claude, preceded him in death in 1931.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 16, 1952
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Clapp, William Eli "Bill"

W.E. (Bill) Clapp, Ranch Foreman, Funeral Held

Funeral services for William Eli (Bill) Clapp, 66, a ranch foreman were held in Columbus Funeral Home at 10 a.m. last Saturday. Mass was said at St. Anthony’s Catholic church last Friday evening.

Rev. Thomas Collins, pastor of St. Anthony’s conducted the last rites.

Mr. Clapp, a lifelong resident of the Columbus area, died in Columbus Convalescent home Friday. He was a foreman on the Howard Schindler ranch. Mr. Clapp was born Jan. 22, 1900, the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Clapp.

Survivors include 2 daughters of Austin and a sister, Mrs. Beulah Obenhaus of Glidden. Pallbearers were Howard ..ill and Billy Joe Schindler, Lester Hastedt, Dan Prause and ...Obenhaus.

Burial was in the Iams cemetery near Borden. [See Pleasant Grove Cemetery.]

Citizen May 26, 1966, page 6

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